~UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR~

 

~UPCOMING EVENT DESCRIPTIONS~

A. ANNOUNCEMENTS (click to see details below)

1. Mon. Oct. 20: #5050by2050 Tweetathon- STEMpowering Women, Closing the Gap. Imagine it!

2. Tues. Oct. 21: Jonathan Katz: "Nude Ghosts: Allen Ginsberg, General Idea, and the Old New Queer”

3. Thur. Oct. 23: Louanne Bakk: "Race, Ethnicity, and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence: Does Medicare Part D Help?”

4. Thur. Oct. 23: Take Back the Night: Program, March, Rally”

5. Fri. Oct. 24: Claire Bracken (Union College), Seminar and Talk

6. Fri. Oct. 24: Buffalo Adjunct Movement (BAM!) Rally: Grade In for Justice

7. Tues. Oct. 28: Johanna Dombois: "From Second Life® to the Magic Lantern or A Kind of Progress: On Opera and New Media"

8. Thur. Nov. 20: Bruce R. Troen, MD: “Healthspan and Frailty in the Elderly”


B. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)

1. Fri. Oct 31 Deadline: [JSPP] Call for submissions, Special thematic section on "Rethinking prefigurative politics"

2. Mon. Nov. 24 Deadline: Democracy's Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences

3. Mon. Dec. 15 Deadline: The Humble in 19th, 20th and 21st-Centuries British Literature and Arts, Montpellier University, France

4. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender

 

C. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships

2. Oct. 28, 2014 Deadline: Civic Engagement Research Fellowships for Grant Development

3. Oct. 28, 2014 Deadline: Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellowships

4. Nov. 1, 2014 Deadline: Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED)/ Humanities Institute (HI) Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities

5. Nov. 17, 2014 Deadline: AAUW: American Publication Grant

6. Dec. 15, 2014 Deadline: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for International Women Graduate Students

7. Jan. 13, 2014 Deadline: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Grand Challenges Exploration

8. Jan. 15, 2015 Deadline: AAUW: Applications for Community Action Grants

9. Rolling Deadline: Global Health Field Work Awards

 

D. RESEARCH (click to see details below)

1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call 

 

 

 

 

   

DETAILS

 

A. ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Mon. Oct. 20: #5050by2050 Tweetathon- STEMpowering Women, Closing the Gap. Imagine it!
8:00 am- 2:00 p.m. on Twitter

Join the conversation on Twitter #5050by2050 Women presently account for about a quarter of the STEM workforce. Fast forward to 2050. Imagine a future when women’s participation in STEM occupations increases to at least 50%. How do we advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in STEM professions? What is needed to close existing gaps? Join our community Tweetathon for this important discussion. Some of the University at Buffalo’s most respected Women in STEM share their experiences and insights on this topic as they facilitate this half-day discussion.

The #5050by2050 Tweetathon will kick off on Monday, October 20, starting at 8 a.m. EST with a welcome message from Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA; Dean of UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences!

 

2. Tues. Oct. 21: Jonathan Katz: "Nude Ghosts: Allen Ginsberg, General Idea, and the Old New Queer”
4:00 - 6:00 p.m., 606 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus, Free

Join us for the first Works-in-Progress talk sponsored by the Queer Studies Research Workshop.

Precisely not gay, yet deeply homoerotic, Allen Ginsberg's work could appear self-contradictory until the advent of a queer politics underscored the strategic benefit in any such refusal of gayness. In this talk, Katz places Ginsberg and General Idea in a long tradition of anti-gay queers, situating their seeming contradictions in the socio-political context of their times.

For more information, contact Sarah Kolberg at skolberg@buffalo.edu.

 

3. Thur. Oct. 23: Louanne Bakk, Director, Institute for Innovative Aging Policy and Practice, UB Social Work: "Race, Ethnicity, and Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence: Does Medicare Part D Help?”
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 107 Capen Hall, Honors College Seminar Room, UB North Campus

This talk is a part of ongoing Research on Aging: People, Policy, and Practice series, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and Public Policy.

While the Medicare prescription drug benefit, or Medicare Part D, has increased access to medications for many older adults, there is concern that more vulnerable populations continue to struggle with drug costs. This session will provide an overview of Medicare Part D and current research on the impact of the policy initiative, and present findings pertaining to racial and ethnic disparities under the benefit. It will also discuss potential intervention strategies.

Free to attend, RSVP requested to Laura Mangan at CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu or call 645-5376

 

4. Thur. Oct. 23: Take Back the Night: Program, March, Rally
7:00 p.m., UB Student Union Lobby, North Campus

Join the annual program, march, and rally to speak out against partner violence, family violence, and sexual violence. Lend your voice to support survivors! SBI Health Education is proud to have hosted this event at UB for over 25 years!
Pledge and Open-Mic courtesy of Campus Living staff

Some features of this year’s event:

PROGRAM:
Keynote Speaker: Angela Rose – Executive Director of PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment)
Songs by UB student group: The Royal Pitches

MARCH & RALLY:
March from Student Union to Ellicott Complex, Take the Pledge event – Wilkeson Hall Coffee House
Student-led open mic and poetry slam – Richmond Main Lounge (9:30 pm)

VOLUNTEERS:
Individuals, clubs, and other organizations may receive credit for volunteering for this event.

For registration, please e-mail sbi-healthed@buffalo.edu or call Jane at 716-829-2584.

LIKE IT – PROMOTE IT! – Take Back the Night 2014 event on Facebook

 

5. Fri. Oct. 24: Professor Claire Bracken (Union College), Seminar and Talk
10 a.m. (seminar) and 3:00 p.m. (lecture), 306 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

The Modernisms Graduate Group is pleased to announce an upcoming seminar and lecture on our campus from Professor Claire Bracken (Union College). These events will be of interest to anyone who works in feminism and gender studies, women's writing, contemporary literature, Irish studies, temporalities, transatlanticism, and/or diaspora studies.

Seminar
(10 a.m., 306 Clemens Hall)

For the seminar, graduate students are invited to read a pre-circulated publication by Professor Bracken, and to discuss it with the author. Typically we talk about the article itself as well as the process of researching, writing, and publishing, so the seminar is useful for professionalization. Anyone interested in attending the seminar should email Marion Quirici at marionqu@buffalo.edu, and she will send you a copy of the article, "Post-feminism and the Celtic Tiger."

Lecture (3:00 p.m., Clemens Hall)

"Uncertain Futurity: Migrancy, Mobility, and Women's Writing in Celtic Tiger Ireland."

 

6. Fri. Oct. 24: Buffalo Adjunct Movement (BAM!) Rally: Grade In for Justice
3:00 pm, Lafayette Square, Downtown Buffalo

No office space? Nowhere on campus to grade? No place to host office hours? Come join your fellow adjuncts Downtown and make a statement that colleges and universities need to treat their adjunct professors with respect and fairness! What is wanted: Fair pay & benefits, protection & job security, a voice at work, inclusion, equal treatment & respect.

For more information: buffaloadjunctmovement@gmail.com or call 716-725-2193.
Grade In for Justice on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/839875526057954/

 

7. Tues. Oct. 28: Johanna Dombois: "From Second Life® to the Magic Lantern or A Kind of Progress: On Opera and New Media"
5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

This lecture performance gives an overview of Dombois’ body of work and her general approach to new media and technologies in opera. More specifically, she will give a backstage insight into the aesthetics, technological strategies and rehearsal procedures of Ring-Studie 01 | Rheingold, Vorspiel – a production of Richard Wagner's prelude to Rhinegold which she interpreted by means of the online platform Second Life® (premiered in 2009). She will show the HD-projection of performances in Berlin and Zurich. Another highlight will be the presentation of an original magic lantern, build in the late 1880s, which played an integral part of Dombois’ directing concept: She carefully re-equipped the device in a way that the digital images of the Wagner-production could be projected by means of an analogue tool that had been used in Wagner's own times. The old medium becomes the interpreter of the new medium. A paradox may reveal a different dimension of the traditional timeline in classical musical theatre.

UB's Arts Management Program, in collaboration with the Techne Institute and with the generous support from the Department of Theatre and Dance, Architecture, Media Study and the Gender Institute, is proud to present the Cologne (Germany) based opera director and author Johanna Dombois. All are welcome including students, faculty and interested Buffalo community.

Johanna Dombois, is an internationally practicing Berlin-born opera director and author. She has done music theatre and media art in collaboration with the London Young Vic, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, De Nederlandse Opera/ Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, Staatstheater Kassel, Fraunhofer Institute for Media Communication and the ZKM Karlsruhe. From 2001-05 she was Artistic Director of the Stage for Music Visualisation at the Beethoven House in Bonn. In 2006 she received her PhD with a dissertation on Richard Wagner's music-aesthetic dramaturgies.

The main focus of her work is opera as an autonomous art form: she engages with visual and graphic music, installation, object and mask theatre, the historical avant-gardes and New Technologies, i.e. the experimental within the repertoire and the possibilities of merging traditional and contemporary, linear and non-linear media on the opera stage. Recent productions include Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio, 21. Jahrhundert (Bonn, 2004), Presto 126/4 (2004), Richard Wagner: Ring-Studie 01: Rheingold (Berlin/Hildesheim/Basel, 2008/09) and Neither by Morton Feldman, as well as Quadrat I + II by Samuel Beckett. http://www.jhnndmbs.net

 

8. Thur. Nov. 20: Bruce R. Troen, MD, Professor of Medicine & Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, UB Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: “Healthspan and Frailty in the Elderly”
3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 107 Capen Hall, Honors College Seminar Room, UB North Campus

This talk is a part of ongoing Research on Aging: People, Policy, and Practice series, sponsored by the Office of Civic Engagement and Public Policy.

More details TBA.

Free to attend, RSVP requested to Laura Mangan at CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu or call 645-5376

 

B. CALLS FOR PAPERS

1. Fri. Oct 31 Deadline: [JSPP] Call for submissions, Special thematic section on "Rethinking prefigurative politics"

Guest Editors: Jan Haaken, Flora Cornish, Catherine Campbell, Sharon Jackson, Liora Moskovitz

The early 21st century proliferation of small-scale social movements in the Global North and South provides the context for this special section.

'Prefigurative politics' emerged in the 1970s as a term that expressed the ethos of creating alternative communities – fostering small-scale experiments in modes of living and working that realize in the present the values of an anticipated better society. The term has gained new interest in recent years to understand an upsurge of movements, including, for example, the Occupy movement, intentional communities, workers' cooperatives, direct democracy initiatives, Transition Towns, timebanks, eco-villages, citizens' municipal budgeting, community gardening, reclamation of urban spaces for social use, health cooperatives, participatory economics, permaculture, restorative justice, food sovereignty, and the open-source movement.

Considerable thinking remains to be done on the relations between such prefigurative practices and broad-based social change. The landscape has changed since the 1970s, with global inequalities further entrenched, global politics less organised by a Left-Right divide, and concepts of localism co-opted into political and corporate agendas. Psychological processes are crucial to understanding the emergence, development and dissipation of such small, face-to-face communities. The dynamics of communication, action, coalition-building, and achievement deserve further attention. Issues of group cohesion/conflict, as well as individual/collective change and thinking/feeling capacities are some of the psychological themes that arise.

We welcome submissions on these and other topics that can contribute to 'rethinking prefigurative politics'. Manuscripts can be original research reports, case studies, theoretical articles, review articles, reflective pieces, or commentaries.

A two-round process of review will take place. Please submit long abstracts (1000 words) by 31 October 2014 to Jan Haaken (haakenj@pdx.edu) and Flora Cornish (f.cornish@lse.ac.uk). Following review, selected authors will be invited to submit full papers by 9 March 2015 for peer review. The special section will be published in 2016. Queries may be directed to Jan Haaken or Flora Cornish.

2. Mon. Nov. 24 Deadline: Democracy's Promise: Deisolating Gendered Experiences

The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University is soliciting abstracts from scholars who would like to participate in its upcoming symposium. This event will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender, democracy, equal access, and social change in the U.S. and around the globe. The symposium will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos, Texas.

Scholars from Texas, the United States, and the world are invited to engage in discussing various issues related to the conference theme. Please indicate whether you are interested in making a paper presentation, organizing a discussion panel, or submitting an undergraduate poster presentation.

Persons interested in participating should submit the following: abstract of no more than 250 words and one-page curriculum vitae. These may be sent as email attachments to cdgs@txstate.edu or mailed to the address below. Student participation is encouraged. Limited travel grants, based on demonstrated need, are available on a first come, first serve basis.

After the symposium, presenters are invited to submit their papers to the Journal of Research on Women and Gender, a peer reviewed, open access, online journal hosted by the Texas Digital Library. For submission guidelines, to register to be an author or reviewer, go to: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/about/submissions

Mailing address: Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-4616

3. Mon. Dec. 15 Deadline: The Humble in 19th, 20th and 21st-Centuries British Literature and Arts, Montpellier University, France

This conference will be an opportunity to explore the humble as a theme in 19th, 20th and 21st Century British Literature and Arts and as an aesthetic or ethical category. Proposals bearing on the humble as a theme in 19th, 20th and 21st-Century British Literature and Arts and signalling to a poetics of the humble or the epistemological, ethical or political significance of the humble will be considered.

Proposals in English of about 300 words should be sent by December 15,2014 to:

- Isabelle Brasme (isabellebrasme@gmail.com),

- Jean-Michel Ganteau (jean-michel.ganteau@univ-montp3.fr)

- Christine Reynier (christine.reynier@univ-montp3.fr)

Selected papers will be published in Horizons Anglophones/Present Perfect at the Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée.
http://www.pulm.fr/index.php/collections/horizons-anglophones/present-perfect.html

4. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, Texas State University

Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.

Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register

For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.eduAA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361

 

C. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship

2. Civic Engagement Research Fellowships for Grant Development

Deadline: October 28, 2014

The Research Fellowships for Grant Development, now for up to $5,000 for direct costs, support the preparation and submission of external grant proposals for community-based research projects. Fellowship support is limited to activities including grant writing, hiring grant consultants, statistical or other technical assistance necessary for a competitive proposal, travel to visit potential funders (foundations, agencies), and workshops or other activities to further the submission of sponsored research proposals. Full details and application information available here.

3. Civic Engagement Research Dissemination Fellowships

Deadline: October 28, 2014

The Research Dissemination Fellowships, now for up to $5,000 for direct costs, support efforts to disseminate the results of community-based research. For example, this fellowship may be used to craft a dissemination plan to be included in an external grant proposal; to rework a report or practice recommendation into a scholarly publication; to prepare the research results for use in non-academic publishing outlets, such as policy reports; to present research findings to legislative bodies and other policymaking groups; or to assist in developing a plan with the community research partner to change current practice. Full details and application information available here.

4. Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED)/ Humanities Institute (HI) Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development (OVPRED) and the Humanities Institute (HI) are delighted to announce a major new initiative to support research and creative activity: OVPRED/HI Seed Money in the Arts and Humanities.
This program will provide awards of up to $5,000 for long-term projects, with the goal of generating applications for outside funding within two years of the start of the award. Priority will be given to projects at the early or middle stages of completion, to allow time to secure external funding.
Awardees will receive a research fund administered by the home department, usable in the upcoming calendar year (January 1 to December 31). Funds may be used for purposes that advance research and creative activity, such as travel to collections, site-specific fieldwork and data collection, specialized equipment, and research assistance.
Awardees must apply for at least two outside fellowships or other funding opportunities within two years of the start of funding, and they must participate in the peer critique portion of HI’s annual External Grant Writing Workshop.

The application deadline is November 1. For more information and application forms, go to this page. If you have questions, contact Erik Seeman, Director of HI, at seeman@buffalo.edu.

5. AAUW: American Publication Grant

Deadline: Nov. 17, 2014

The American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest non-institutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women writing their dissertations and those pursuing postdoctoral research. Research publication grants are also available to enable scholars to complete manuscripts for publication. For more information and to apply

For more information and to apply: http://aauw-ampub.scholarsapply.org//

6. P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship for International Women Graduate Students

Deadline: Dec. 15, 2014

Believing that education is fundamental to world peace and understanding, the P.E.O. Sisterhood contributes funds for scholarships for women from other countries to study in the U.S. and Canada.

The women must pursue graduate degrees, have a full year of course work remaining, and sign a document promising to return to their home country or a location outside the U.S. or Canada within 60 days of completing their degree or Optional Practical Training.

The maximum amount of the award is $10,000 annually, based on need. Lesser amounts may be awarded.

Interested women must apply for eligibility by December 15, 2014. The online eligibility form and information about policies and procedures are available here.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Maxine Vesper (716-689-4762, jnesper@aol.com. jnesper@aol.com) for help with their applications.

7. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Grand Challenges Exploration

Deadline: January 13, 2015

Three new Grand Challenges have been published by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenges Explorations are: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development, Integrated solutions for healthy birth, growth, and development, and New interventions in global health. Applicants from any experience level, discipline, and organization are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Initial awards will be $100,000 each with an opportunity to receive additional funding up to $1 million.

8. AAUW: Applications for Community Action Grants

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that     promote education and equity for women....

For more information: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

9. Global Health Field Work Awards

Rolling Deadline

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

 

 

C. RESEARCH

1. The Lesbian Health Fund Research Project Call

Application Receipt Deadlines: May 15 and October 15

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for research projects related to lesbian health issues....
The Lesbian Health Fund, a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and their healthcare providers about lesbian health issues. LHF's mission is to improve the health of lesbians, other sexual minority women, and their families through research. The fund supports research in the areas of understanding social, family, and interpersonal influences as sources of stress or support; eliminating inequalities in health care, including barriers to care, and improving quality of care and utilization rates; development and testing of interventions to address mental and physical health needs of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including but not limited to depression, identity-related issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, obesity, cancer risks, cardiovascular disease; and sexually transmitted infections; and sexual and reproductive health, including family and parenting issues. It is expected that the results from LHF funded studies will be published in peer-reviewed journals. LHF also requires a presentation of original research findings to be made at either the GLMA annual conference, or at the Women In Medicine Conference. Research budgets can include up to $750 to subsidize travel costs.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for qualifying research projects. In general, investigators are notified by mail approximately two months from the application deadline of approval for funding.

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Early Modern Research Workshop
http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/research-workshops/early-modern/

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http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/research-workshops/ecocritical-studies/

Urban Image Research Workshop
http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/research-workshops/urban-image/

 

 

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